Ronald J. Colaprete - RIP

CIDAA Forum: Deaths (Public): Ronald J. Colaprete - RIP
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 08:04 pm:  Edit

CW3 (Ret) Ronald Joseph Colaprete passed away at his residence in Fairfax, VA on 30 September 2011. Among the survivors are his wife, Young Cha Colaprete; two sons, John Colaprete of Fairfax, VA; Ronald (Cynthia) Colaprete of Ohio, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Nicholas. Friends may call at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 from 2: to 4: and 6: to 9: PM. A graveside service will be held at Fairfax Memorial Park on Thursday, 6 October at 11: AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St Jude's Hospital for Children, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online Guestbook at

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ray Kangas (Cw5retray) on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 07:40 pm:  Edit

Word comes from Ron's widow, Yong Hui, that he lost a long battle with cancer on Friday, 30 Sep 11. I served with Ron in ROK (2ND CID) in 1970, and at USAMPS in 72-74. He also did a tour in Nam and retired to take a job as Security Operations at Smithsonian. Ron was an OSI Retread, like myself, and truly one of the finest men I ever knew. Doubt that Ron ever had an enemy on our side of the law and he was a true "natural" when it came to golf, bowling, and other sports. I suspect that anyone who ever served with, or otherwise knew, Ron Colaprete will be saddened to hear of his passing. He was as a brother to yours truly and I feel truly blessed to have known him well.

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